Your Soil Needs Lawn Aeration To Thrive

Plants require sunlight, water, air, and nutrients to grow healthy. Just like tilling your garden or a farmer plowing a field, your lawn needs this same action to improve the flow of air, nutrients, and water to the roots. Loosening the soil under your lawn provides benefits that can help reduce the need for inputs above ground, such as fertilizer and weed control products. However, lawn aeration alone is not enough. Seeding your lawn with new genetics helps your lawn fight pests, diseases, weeds and drought. This minimizes the need for more chemicals to have a perfect lawn.

What happens when aerating your lawn?

  • Air space in the soil provides room for excess water to percolate into groundwater and needed water to flow to plant roots. ­
  • Air space in the soil provides room for nutrients to flow to plant roots. ­
  • Air space in the soil provides roots room to grow. Without adequate airspace in the soil, plant roots become stunted leading to a decline in plant health.
  • Decline and eventually death can be amplified by increased disease incidence that usually occurs when soil air space is limited.
  • Air space in soil provides room for soil microbes to flourish, thus leading to more nutrient availability and improved composting of dead plant material.

The Healthy Grass Lawn is built on a foundation of strong, healthy plants that resist pests thus leading to less chemicals. Lawn aeration is a critical component to maintaining healthy plants and reducing excess inputs on your lawn.